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Which one's your favorite quote? Mine is... Hmm, with so many inspirational quotes out there, it's difficult to pick a favorite, isn't it?

My Favorite Quote... is in this Short-List!
(How about yours? Do let us know)

But that's what this quotes page - filled with happiness quotes, motivation quotes, success quotes and even some famous inspirational quotes - is all about!

I've picked my favourite quotation - from tens of thousands of quotes, literally, and hundreds of quotations websites - and I'd like you to do the same.

  • View the quotes on this and other pages on Self Help Collective, and let us know what your favorite quote is!


"Favorite Inspirational Quotations"

For those of you having trouble coming up with a favourite quote, please take a look at this long-list of my fave inspirational quotations, for inspiration. Then do let me know (with reasons why) what your favorite quote is. Deal?

Okay, drum-roll please!...




"Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best"
– Henry Van Dyke

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

– Mark Twain

Yes, absolutely. And Mark should also have said, 'keep away from people who take their inspirational quotes too seriously!' :-) I like my quotes, as you will see, but think it's okay to have a bit of fun, too...

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming."

– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe



"You have to trust in something -- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."
– Steve Jobs

"The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does."

– Daisy Bates

And what about the woman who never makes a mistake. Which man does she take orders from? Ho ho. (Just kidding...!) I'm not kidding about this, though, should you be interested in business success - check out Hypnosis Downloads page on success.)



"Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out of it alive."
– Elbert Hubbard

"Always remember: Life is for enjoying. "

– Abraham Lincoln



"The course of true love never did run smooth."
– William Shakespeare

"With love and patience, nothing is impossible."

– Daisaku Ikeda



"The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him."
– Pablo Casals

"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."

– Albert Einstein



"Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition."
– Jacques Barzun

"The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon."

– Anonymous



"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
– Theodore Hesburgh

I just daren't make a sarcastic comment, here, I just daren't

"When you look at your life the greatest happiness are family happinesses"
– Dr. Joyce Brothers


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"If you worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on."
– Lance Armstrong

"You can always become better."

– Tiger Woods



"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
– Thomas Edison

"Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night."

– Zig Ziglar

Yesterday ended last night. Well... ya can't argue with that! :-O



"Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory."
– Arthur Ashe

"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are."

– Malcolm S. Forbes



"Why do people accept the opinions of others about themselves as truth? Who is going to live the rest of your life anyway? Now that is TRUTH!"
– Doug Firebaugh

"Whoever you are, there is some younger person who thinks you are perfect. There is some work that will never be done if you don't do it. There is someone who would miss you if you were gone. There is a place that you alone can fill."

– Jacob M. Braude


(Hey, if you're interested in some quick and easy ways to boost your self esteem you could do a lot worse than check out Hypnosis Downloads' self-esteem page - all forms of low self-esteem can be reprogrammed, it seems.)



"Motivation gets you going but habit gets you there."
– Zig Ziglar

"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."

– Confucius



"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change "
– Charles Darwin

"Everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room, every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person."

– Indian Proverb



"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."
– Confucius

"Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says. 'Make me feel important.' Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life."

– Mary Kay Ash



"I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up."
– Tom Lehrer

"I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens."

– Woody Allen



"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."
– Dale Carnegie

But what is 'wanting what you want, and getting what you get' called? Hello, Dale? Are you there, Dale?...

"The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."

– Victor Hugo



"I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
– Pablo Picasso

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right."

– Henry Ford



"The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers."
– Brian Tracy

"If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll only be a highpay slave."

– Robert Kiyosaki

And that don't sound like fun, do it Robert?


Thanks for having a looksie at my favourite quotes - hope you enjoyed reading 'em as much as I enjoyed writing 'em!


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